Josef Aleš-Lyžec

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Josef Aleš-Lyžec About this sound Czech pronunciation  (1862–1927) was a Czech teacher and sportsman.

He was descendant of known south-Bohemian Aleš family, cousin of well-known painter Mikoláš Aleš and father of famous writer Josef Váchal (J. Aleš-Lyžec never married his mother Anna Váchalová, so his son got mother's name). He was great propagator of skiing (the old Czech word lyžec means Ski-Man in English). His life was quite bohemian[citation needed]).